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Nestled in the hills of West Virginia is a high-tech hub that supports crime-fighting and national security.

Here, statisticians are compiling vast amounts of data from law enforcement into a series of regular reports detailing the state of crime in communities across the country. The world’s largest repository of criminal fingerprints and history records is being searched in a flash by investigators and police professionals working to catch crooks and terrorists. State-of-the-art technologies built to ensure the timely and legal purchase of weapons are instantly returning results to gun shops nationwide.

That’s just the beginning of what goes on at CJIS—the Criminal Justice Information Services Division—home to an array of services that are a lifeline to law enforcement and a cornerstone of protecting the nation.

About CJIS: Overview | Annual Reports: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 | Law Enforcement Records Management Systems (pdf) | News & Features


Explore Our Services

Crime Statistics/UCR
Crime in the U.S., Hate Crime, LEOKA, and more.

Fingerprints and Other Biometrics
Next Generation Identification

LEEP: Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal
Investigative tools and services for law enforcement

N-DEx: National Data Exchange
An automated system for sharing information, connecting dots.

Identity History Summary Checks
Request your ID record. Learn about job checks.

NICS: National Instant Criminal Background Check System
Gun Checks. Enabling safe, legal purchases of weapons and explosives.

NCIC: National Crime Information Center
An electronic clearinghouse of crime data available 24/7.

Other Programs
Advisory Policy Board | Compact Council | Community Outreach | Intelligence Program |  Security Policy Resource Center 

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The long-running newsletter
for law enforcement is now
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